Watch clip of Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" performance from upcoming MTV Unplugged special

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Twenty One Pilots have shared a clip of their "Stressed Out" performance from their upcoming MTV Unplugged special.

The video, which premiered via, finds Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun toying with the melody of the Diamond-certified hit to match the stripped-down instrumentation, consisting only of a keyboard and a drum pad. Dun also makes a rare contribution on backing vocals.

Twenty One Pilots' MTV Unplugged episode, which marks the duo's debut on the legendary performance series, premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.

"Preparing for MTV Unplugged will always live as a special moment for us as friends and collaborators," Joseph wrote in a tweet earlier this week. "Josh and I challenged each other, learned new things about music production, we practiced his singing together, called each other about nightmares of messing up."

"After memorizing 175+ musical cues, we eventually had to get on state and press 'start' on the loop," Joseph continued. "I'm being a little dramatic, but I'm proud of him. And I am proud of the result. But I think it's the time spent preparing together that will mean the most."

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 3:00PM by Josh Johnson Permalink